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Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu

Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu – HIGHLIGHT

We continue exploring the Shambhala chants with a look at the Kagyu lineage supplication by Russell Rodgers Kagyu Monlam, The Kagyu lineage is one of the three main Tibetan lineages that form the basis of Shambhala Buddhism. Each of these lineages contributed a unique approach to enlightenment. The particular ... continue
Posted October 21, 2016 by CGH
Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara

Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara – HIGHLIGHT

Our series on the Shambhala chants continues, with the traditional supplication to Padmasambhava by Russell Rodgers HUM In the northwest of the land of Uddiyana, On a blooming lotus flower, You have attained supreme, wondrous siddhi. You are renowned as Padmakara, Surrounded by your retinue of many dakinis. ... continue
Posted October 19, 2016 by CGH
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa – HIGHLIGHT

Having looked at the Shambhala Dedication of Merit earlier this week, our attention now turns to a traditional opening chant by Russell Rodgers Gampopa Grant your blessings so that my mind may be one with the dharma. Grant your blessings so that dharma may progress along the path. Grant your blessings ... continue
Posted September 15, 2016 by CGH
The Shambhala Dedication of Merit

The Shambhala Dedication of Merit – HIGHLIGHT

Delving into the context and deeper meaning of this familiar dedication chant by Russell Rodgers By the confidence of the golden sun of the great east, May the lotus garden of the Rigden’s wisdom bloom. May the dark ignorance of sentient beings be dispelled, May all beings enjoy profound brilliant glory. In ... continue
Posted September 13, 2016 by CGH
Aspiration of Shambhala

Aspiration of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual thoughts, we tend to forget what is most important to us. Aspiration chants are reminders. If we consciously aspire to something, it’s more likely to ... continue
Posted August 26, 2016 by CGH
Longevity Supplication

Longevity Supplication – HIGHLIGHT

In our ongoing series on the Shambhala chants, we consider a supplication for the longevity of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers As with other longevity chants, this one is all about the power of devotion. For genuine gurus, it is the devotion of their students that prolongs ... continue
Posted August 24, 2016 by CGH
The Shambhala Protector Chant

The Shambhala Protector Chant – HIGHLIGHT

In our continuing series on the Shambhala chants, we take a look at protectors manifesting as coincidence. by Russell Rodgers A constant stream of coincidence shapes our lives. You get up in the morning. It’s raining and that always makes you depressed. There’ s a traffic jam on the ... continue
Posted August 22, 2016 by CGH
The Protector Ritual

The Protector Ritual – HIGHLIGHT

A long-time student ruminates on the practice of protector chants in Shambhala ritual by Russell Rodgers The protector chants have been causing controversy at centres since Trungpa Rinpoche first asked us to start doing them over thirty years ago. Periodically, members argue over whether or not it is ... continue
Posted August 18, 2016 by CGH
Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage

Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

An explication of the chant known as the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage by Russell Rodgers In this chant, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche acknowledges the sources of the Shambhala Lineage. There were four main lineages in Tibet: the Gelugpa (the Dalai Lama’s lineage), the Sakya, the Kagyu and the ... continue
Posted August 16, 2016 by CGH
Investigation of the Dedication

Investigation of the Dedication – HIGHLIGHT

Taking a closer look at one of our most familiar chants, the Shambhala Dedication of Merit By Russell Rodgers Mural depicting one of the Rigden Kings By the confidence of the golden sun of the great east, May the lotus garden of the Rigden’s wisdom bloom. May the dark ignorance of ... continue
Posted February 28, 2016 by CGH
Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness

Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Keniley, Albuquerque Shambhala Center COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC This simple, four line supplication composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has a lot in it. There is one meaning on the level of ordinary thoughts and associations. Then, there is another level that words cannot directly express ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by
Protecting Relationships During Don Season

Protecting Relationships During Don Season – HIGHLIGHT

by Acharya Susan Chapman, Vancouver B.C. Because it was scheduled many months ago, by coincidence last night’s opening class of our Mindful Communication course occurred on the first day of Don Season. Around 40 people, mostly newcomers, listened to the tinkling of the bells from the Mamo chants ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by
New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival

New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival – HIGHLIGHT

In support of reaching millions of people, as the Sakyong says in his Letter of the Morning Sun, we are now introducing three levels of chant books for the Shambhala community. This approach spans daily chants suitable for first-time practitioners through chants for the most advanced ... continue
Posted September 28, 2011 by

New Protector Practice

The Nalanda Translaion Committee has compiled a short explanation of three of the least familiar figures within the new chant: Protectors of the Three Courts, composed by the Sakyong. Entitled: Background Information on “Protectors of the Three Courts”, this document is available here: http://www.shambhala.org/ntc/pdf/Protectors-of-the-Three%20Courts-Background-Information.pdf It may also be ... continue
Posted May 1, 2010 by
Longevity Supplication for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Longevity Supplication for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Because the experience of chanting is very personal and the images are intended to be provocative, we offer this essay with the intention of starting a conversation. Please do contribute your reflections in the comments section. As with other longevity chants, this one is all about ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by


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